After recommendation by a city attorney, a city council committee has approved a $111,000 settlement to a former Kansas City Fire Department deputy. The claim is still pending approval from the full city council.
The KCFD deputy brought a lawsuit alleging race and age discrimination and retaliation after he testified in another discrimination case. The deputy had testified on behalf of a black firefighter who had sued the city after being turned down for a promotion to captain. The deputy alleges he was not promoted to the position of fire chief and was subsequently reassigned to shift commander.
If you believe you have been the victim of race discrimination, please consider contacting the lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm. We represent workers, not employers. Our number is (503) 987-5000. There is no charge for your call.